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Sunday, Aug. 03, 2014

Community calendar

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Aug. 3

ZimSculpt:

ZimSculpt is a collection of spectacular sculptures by some of the world most-renowned artists practicing Shona sculpture. 9 a.m. $12 adults; $11 seniors 60 or older; $6 kids 4-12; free for garden members and children younger than 4. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-825-4490. www.dsbg.org.

Call to artists – third annual juried show:

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery invites artists 18 or older living in North or South Carolina to enter its third annual juried exhibition, “Mountain Views to Coastal Waters.” 10 a.m. $25 per entry until Aug. 23. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.

Charlotte Comicon:

Thousands of new and vintage comic books and related items for sale and trade, plus a toy room with dealers selling collectible toys and action figures, Over 30 guest artists and writers. 10 a.m. $5 at the door; 12 and younger and in costume free. 704-907-6690. www.charlottecomicon.com. Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park Hotel, 5700 Westpark Drive, Charlotte. 704-527-9650.

Summer organ recital series:

Organist John Alexander performs in this free concert. Donations will fund the Stigall Scholarship program, giving young musicians the opportunity to study organ. Sponsored by the American Guild of Organists, Charlotte Chapter. 7 p.m. Free, donations encouraged. 704-892-4129. www.charlotteago.org. Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-366-2823.

Aug. 4

Students Saving Summer scholarship program:

Students who organize and host a successful blood drive with Community Blood Center of the Carolinas until September have the chance to earn scholarship money for secondary education. Contact Kim Jones, 704-972-4727 or KLJones@cbcc.us. 8 a.m. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 4447 South Blvd., Charlotte.704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us.

Club Scientific Summer Day Camp - Camp Jurassic:

Ages 4-5; campers learn about a variety of dinosaurs and their habitats. Rocks, minerals and fossils are studied along with a variety of related projects. 9 a.m. $245. 704-566-9001. wwwsouthcharlotte.clubscientific.com. British American School of Charlotte, 7000 Endhaven Lane, Charlotte.

Club Scientific Summer Day Camp - Camp Robot Inventor:

Age 9-14; campers learn about the science of robotics with information on famous inventors, major innovations and breakthroughs and advances in robot history. 9 a.m. $245, plus $45 lab fee. 704-566-9001. www.southcharlotte.clubscientific.com. British American School of Charlotte, 7000 Endhaven Lane, Charlotte.

Club Scientific Summer Day Camp - Camp Jr. Video Game Maker:

Ages 7-8; click-and-drag video game creation. Campers can create their ideal video games with just a click of a mouse. 9 a.m. $245. 704-566-9001. www.southcharlotte.clubscientific.com. British American School of Charlotte, 7000 Endhaven Lane, Charlotte.

Club Scientifice Summer Day Camp - Camp Jolly Roger:

Ages 6-8; join us as we sail away on our pirate adventure and explore the crystal blue oceans searching for sea life, gold, gems, and maybe even some buried treasure! 9 a.m. $245. 704-566-9001. www.southcharlotte.clubscientific.com. British American School of Charlotte, 7000 Endhaven Lane, Charlotte.

Club Scientific Summer Day Camp - Camp Emergency Vet:

Ages 9-14; this camp is a young person’s ticket to the world of veterinary medicine. 9 a.m. $245. 704-566-9001. www.southcharlotte.clubscientific.com. British American School of Charlotte, 7000 Endhaven Lane, Charlotte.

Stuff the Bus Charity Drive:

The Billy Graham Library invites you and your family to partner with us as we stuff a school bus with back-to-school supplies for underprivileged Charlotte-area children.Call 704-401-3263 or email libraryevents@bgea.org. 9:30 a.m. Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte. 704-401-3200. www.billygraham.org/library.

Call to artists – third annual juried show:

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery invites artists 18 or older living in North or South Carolina to enter its third annual juried exhibition, “Mountain Views to Coastal Waters.” 10 a.m. $25 per entry until Aug. 23. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.

Bridge Club:

Seniors will have the opportunity to play bridge once a week in a social atmosphere with friends. 1 p.m. Berewick Recreation Center, 5910 Dixie River Road, Charlotte. http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/ParkandRec/Facilities/RecreationCenters/Pages/Berewick.aspx.

YWCA Summer Splash Camps:

Campers ages 5-12 will jump into a whirlpool of water fun while enjoying time in and out of the pool. Campers will receive basic swim lessons and water safety instruction, as well as enjoy games and free time. 1 p.m. Member price $125; nonmember price: $160. 704-525-5770. www.ywcacentralcarolinas.org/fitness-center/aquatics-orange-crush/108. YWCA of the Central Carolinas, 3420 Park Road, Charlotte.

Aug. 5

Students Saving Summer scholarship program:

Students who organize and host a successful blood drive with Community Blood Center of the Carolinas until September have the chance to earn scholarship money for secondary education. Contact Kim Jones, 704-972-4727 or KLJones@cbcc.us. 8 a.m. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 4447 South Blvd., Charlotte.704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us.

Stuff the Bus charity drive:

The Billy Graham Library invites you and your family to partner with us as we stuff a school bus with back-to-school supplies for underprivileged Charlotte-area children.Call 704-401-3263 or email libraryevents@bgea.org. 9:30 a.m. Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte. 704-401-3200. www.billygraham.org/library.

Managing Your Blood Pressure:

RX Care Pharmacy makes a presentation about managing blood pressure. Consultation with a licensed pharmacist and free blood pressure checks as well. 10 a.m. Free. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org.

Gallery exhibit – fourth annual student exhibition:

This yearly August exhibit has works on display and for purchase from the adult students who have taken our weekly classes in oil, acrylic, and watercolor painting over the past year. 10 a.m. Free. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.charlottefineart.com.

Call to artists – third annual juried show:

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery invites artists 18 or older living in North or South Carolina to enter its third annual juried exhibition, “Mountain Views to Coastal Waters.” 10 a.m. $25 per entry until Aug. 23. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.

YWCA Summer Splash Camps:

Campers ages 5-12 will jump into a whirlpool of water fun while enjoying time in and out of the pool. Campers will receive basic swim lessons and water safety instruction, as well as enjoy games and free time. 1 p.m. Member price $125; nonmember price: $160. 704-525-5770. www.ywcacentralcarolinas.org/fitness-center/aquatics-orange-crush/108. YWCA of the Central Carolinas, 3420 Park Road, Charlotte.

Aug. 6

Farmers Market at Village At Robinson Farm:

Fresh vegetables, fruit, greens, herbs, plants, honey, jams, handmade soap and crafts. 9 a.m. 704-321-7832. www.villageatrobinsonfarm.com. Village at Robinson Farm, 8420 Rea Road, Charlotte.

Gallery exhibit – fourth annual student exhibition:

This yearly August exhibit has works on display and for purchase from the adult students who have taken our weekly classes in oil, acrylic, and watercolor painting over the past year. 10 a.m. Free. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.charlottefineart.com.

Call to artists – third annual juried show:

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery invites artists 18 or older living in North or South Carolina to enter its third annual juried exhibition, “Mountain Views to Coastal Waters.” 10 a.m. $25 per entry until Aug. 23. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.

Toddler Storytime:

Toddlers build language skills, participate in music and movement activities, and discover the fun of books. 11:10 a.m. 704-416-6400. Scaleybark Branch Library, 101 Scaleybark Road, Charlotte. 704-529-0632. www.plcmc.org.

Preschool Storytime:

Engage your preschoolers with books, activities, stories and songs that encourage language and pre-reading skill development to help them grow into successful readers. Ages 3-5. 11:45 a.m. Scaleybark Branch Library, 101 Scaleybark Road, Charlotte. 704-529-0632. www.plcmc.org.

Lake Wylie Evening Kayak Tour:

Join us for a relaxing but fun kayak tour with McDowell’s paddle guides. Learn the basics of flat-water kayaking and some of the history of the Lake Wylie area. Registration required. No. 58422. 6:30 p.m. $15. www.parkandrec.com. McDowell Nature Preserve, 15222 York Road, Charlotte. 704-588-5224.

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